Combat movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant combat movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, exciting, rough, intense, realistic and stylized films and TV shows about / with combat, violence, battles, death, vengeance, brutality, heroes, blood, rivalry and gunfight plots mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, China and other countries.
combat movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as combat: Go Princess Go (2015), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), Stunt Squad (1977), The Tournament (2009), The Veil (2017), '71 (2014), Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011), 1911 (2011), Red Sky (2014), Platoon (1986).

List of combat movies

Go Princess Go (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: China
Story: Zhang Peng is a playboy who hits his head as he falls into a pool when he's trying to run away from an ex-girlfriend. He wakes up to find that he's traveled a thousand years into the past but that's not even the biggest problem, he ...
Style: sweet, feel good, humorous, captivating, visually appealing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, conspiracy, harem, combat, court intrigue, husband wife relationship, rivalry, love and romance, youth, royal family, love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ancient china
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tragic ending, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: maze, desert, pandemic, cure, teenage hero, battles, murder, scientist, battle, vaccine, terminal illness, imprisonment ...
Time: future
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Stunt Squad (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fed up with the murderous shenanigans of Valli’s protection racket, police chief Grifi assembles an ace team of stunt trained police officers to tackle the mob!
Plot: judo, murder, violence, chase, runaway, showdown, combat, trick, motorcycle, police officer, car, undercover cop ...
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The Tournament (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Bahrain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Every ten or seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, chase, hitman, most dangerous game, tournament, competition, confession, martial arts, betting, uninhibited rivalry, violence spree, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, miami, england, britain
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The Veil (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in a war-torn land where tribal factions live in fear of annihilation, the film tells the story of a deadly warrior leading a destructive war campaign. When he is betrayed by his own and left for dead, he is healed by a mysterious princess and ...
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, serious
Plot: warrior, princess, evil, emperor, prophecy, tough guy, training, moon, battles, combat, battle, heroes ...
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'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, terrorism, war, violence, military, riot, explosion, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, london
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Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Hungry for adventure, Thor secretly embarks on the journey of a lifetime, joined by his loyal brother Loki, whose budding sorcery equips him with just enough magic to conjure up trouble, along with the Warriors Three - a band of boastful travelers ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: castle, superhero, superhuman powers, giant, heroes, viking, danger, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, master warrior, young heroes ...
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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a world without government, the surviving Unisols maintain order and choose the strongest of their ranks to rule, testing them in life-or-death combat.
Style: serious, rough, tense, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, soldier, military, cloning, combat, vengeance, nudity (full frontal - brief), track down, rivalry, profanity, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
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1911 (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a ...
Style: exciting, epic, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, battles, revolution, brutality, leadership, rebellion, danger, political unrest, sword, heroes, combat, gunfight ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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Red Sky (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disgraced Top Gun fighter pilot Butch Masters leads a rogue squad in recovery of a WMD. Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and must take to the skies to reclaim his military and personal honor.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, military, conspiracy, soldier, mission, save the day, danger, rivalry, love triangle, honor, pilot, off the grid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq, las vegas, syria, iran ...
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Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, jungle warfare, military life, war crime, jungle, squad, innocence lost, warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
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The Hunted (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chase, swat team, murder, haunted by the past, violence, maniac, psychopathic killer, psycho killer, fbi, ex soldier, dark past ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, british columbia, balkan ...
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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, ...
Style: exciting, feel good, atmospheric, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, happy ending, adventure, family, imaginary, vikings, warrior, imaginary kingdom, training, unlikely friendships, young kid ...
Place: scandinavia
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Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, propaganda film, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, heroes, boot camp, platoon, marine, war, relationship vs career, lone wolves, ambition, power relations, redemption, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: caribbean, north carolina, vietnam
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Hamburger Hill (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, anti war, violence, insanity, jungle, lieutenant, massacre, combat, gunfight, war, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
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Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, gladiator, freedom, pride and honor, courage, slavery, heroes, master warrior, revenge, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, spain, germany, north africa, italy
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, military life, military, boot camp, sergeant, sniper, vietnam war, cruelty, infantry, suicide, basic training ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, revolution, undercover, soldier, torture, war, espionage, political intrigue, gunfight, battlefield ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, new york, london, paris france, central america
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The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, rough, serious, tense, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, warrior, post apocalyptic, dystopic future, chaos, future dystopia, lone wolves, danger, lone hero, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
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The Blood of Heroes (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where the only sport that has survived in a wasted society is the brutal game known as jugging. Sallow, the leader of a rag-tag team, has played in the main Leagues before, but was cast out because of indiscretions with a ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, martial arts, blood, revenge, survival, anti heroes, anti hero, sport, future dystopia, contests and competitions, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: australia, new jersey
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Bloodfist (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: To avenge the brutal murder of his brother, Jake Ray journeys to the Philippines, where his search for truth finds him battling both in and out of the ring. But the weapons are always the same: bare fists, bare feet. And the rules never change: last ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, siblings relations, karate, foot chase, ambition, against the odds, sport, contests and competitions, righting the wronged, vengeance, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, fighter pilot, military, navy, behind enemy lines, atrocity, war crime, rescue, bosnian war, gunfight, escape, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, balkan ...
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Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mark Singer returns as Dar, the warrior who can talk to the beasts. Dar is forced to travel to earth to stop his evil brother from stealing an atomic bomb, and turning their native land from a desert into... well... a desert! Written by Jim Palin
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: time travel, heroes, warrior, gunfight, combat, time portal, sword and sandal, imaginary, escapades, adventure, love affair, animal life ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california
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Amazons and Gladiators (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During the Roman Empire, General Crassius ruled a small province with an Iron fist. Serena, a young girl in a village, watches Crassius kill her parents. Crassius and Serena's destiny would lead them to the Gladiator ring; the Amazons Warrior ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, roman empire, gladiator, sword fight, amazon, rivalry, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, vengeance, girl power, feminism ...
Time: ancient history
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The 13th Warrior (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In AD 922, Arab courtier, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North to combat a terror that slaughters Vikings and devours their flesh.
Style: exciting, epic, suspenseful, scenic, rough ...
Plot: vikings, mission, battles, barbarian, adventure, heroic mission, danger, viking, violence, heroes, gory, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, iraq
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Combat Girls (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: racism, hate, ideology, refugee, neo nazi, gang, friendship, crimes, society, counterculture, youth, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Jackie Chan Presents: Wushu (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ten years ago, five students joined a martial arts school and learned the disciplines of Wushu and the bonds of friendship. Today, both will be put to the test after they and a former student stumble into a child kidnapping ring
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, coming of age, kidnapping, heroes, combat, duel, sword, staff, coach, kendo, origami, tournament ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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The Great War (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In November of 1918 as World War I was ending, a unit of American soldiers goes behind enemy lines to find a lost platoon of African American soldiers.
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, battlefield, military life, soldier, military, trench warfare, wartime life, combat, war violence, battles, infantrymen, death ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe
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A Rebel Born (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A Rebel Born follows the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was a brilliant and very controversial Confederate general in the War Between the States. Even now, more than 150 years after the end of the war, Forrest has remained surrounded in ...
Style: factual, rough, complex, epic
Plot: war violence, war, epic battle, army, confederate army, u.s. civil war, american civil war, battlefield, warrior, courage, union soldier, fight scenes ...
Time: 1860s
Place: usa
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The Great Battle (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Kingdom of Goguryeo, ancient Korea, 645. The ruthless Emperor Taizong of Tang invades the country and leads his armies towards the capital, achieving one victory after another, but on his way is the stronghold of Ansi, protected by General Yang ...
Style: tense, exciting, intense, based on true events, epic
Plot: siege, historical character, fortress, conquering, courage, army general, mortal combat, tactics, battles, battle, ruler, troops ...
Place: korea, south korea
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